tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
On tap @ RnH. The aroma is fruit, toffee, chocolate. The appearance is dark brown, tan head. The flavor is boozy, chocolate, fruit, toffee, brown sugar, sweet. The finish is pine hops. Medium in body. Very nice!! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2010 vintage on tap @ Brick Store Pub on 6/25/11 for their 14th Anniversary. pours a dark black with a 1/4" tan head and ruby highlights. lovely nose with bourbon, vanilla, molasses, oak, anise and dark fruits. thick, chewy body with more vanilla, bourbon, oak, red grapes, raisins and port notes. hot finish with a creamy sweet finish with layers of oak and dark fruits. brilliant! msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Tap at R’n’H. Pour is a black color with a slight tan head. Nose is of burnt molasses and chocolate mostly, with other underlying malt scents. Taste is similar to a baltic porter but boozy with some sweeter notes in the finish. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pour is jet black with no head present, if stirred a slight tan head appears. Aroma is heavy on the roasted and sweet malts with notes of vanilla, chocolate, molasses, and burnt sugar. Flavor is very interesting, kind of like a smoked Baltic porter but heavier on the boozy notes with a sweet molasses and brown sugar finish. Light carbonation, great mouth-feel. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Had this on Draft at Armsby Abbey stoutfest. Listed as an old ale and not a stout, but it kind of walks the line between the two styles. This was the surprise of the event. I absolutely love this beer. A nice maple sweetness in the background with light roasted notes perfectly balanced and amazingly thick and creamy. One of the best beers ive ever had. A+ founders.
blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with dark fruits and anise. the flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, floral hops, light anise-like apicy notes, and a light maple-like sweetness. Nice. BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Draft. Rnh. Deep black. Milky bready vanilla maple tast. Abv well hidden. Really good jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2011
Had on tap at the stable in St Louis. Pours black with a medium tan head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate, with hints of alcohol and vanilla. Taste does not represent the alcohol in the aroma. hints of maple, chocolate and light alcohol. Has a medium to light body. Overall an excellent beer. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
Had on tap at the armsby abbey stoutfest, malty sweetness shines, tastes oaked, vanilla, palate is much more complex than the nose, licorice, anisette peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
Growler courtesy Jim - thanks! Dark cola color with a slight tan head fading to the sides of the glass. Aroma is oak, light maple, sweet almost smokey malt, vanilla, and perhaps faded hops. Taste is licorice, sweet raisin/malt, molasses, light hop bitterness toward the finish, and slight alcohol. Clean and smooth feel in the mouth. Unique presentation for the style and very tasty. Great beer.